This Week

October 4 – 10, 2007

Atlantic Realty Companies is the title sponsor of the October 5 FIRSTfriday of Falls Church events taking place at a number of local businesses. See the “Art in the City” flyer or the advertisement in this issue of the Falls Church News-Press for a listing of FIRSTfriday discounts and scheduled events.


Falls Church Cabinetry is hosting a Fall Open House the weekend of October 13 and 14. Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday or Saturday for refreshments, drawings and a chance to meet the designers and tour the mill shop. Falls Church Cabinetry is located at 1001 W. Broad Street. For more info, visit


Argia’s is hosting an Octoberfest Beer Tasting event at 3 p.m. on October 14 to benefit Choralis, the Falls Church nonprofit dedicated to nurturing a passion for choral music in the greater Washington metropolitan area. The fundraising event is $35 per person or $65 per couple. Call 703-237-2499 or email for reservations. For more information about Choralis, visit For more information about Argia’s restaurant featuring authentic family-style Italian cuisine visit


The Falls Church Foot & Ankle Center is conducting its Annual Shoe Drive, this year to benefit Kokolopori, Falls Church's Sister City. New or gently used shoes can be dropped by the Foot & Ankle Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays until the end of December 2007. The Foot & Ankle Center, which is owned and operated by Dr. Paul B. Cannon, is located at 104-A East Broad Street. For more information about Dr. Cannon's practice or to make an appointment for your feet call 703-237-1555. For more information about the Kokolopori Sister City Partnership, visit


M&T Bank, a subsidiary of Buffalo, New York’s M&T Bank Corp., has signed an agreement to purchase the 13 First Horizon Bank branches in Northern Virginia and Maryland, including the Falls Church branch located at 133 S. Washington Street. Details of the transition have not yet been finalized. Founded more than 150 years ago M&T Bank Corporation is one of the 20 largest commercial bank holding companies in the U.S. with 650 branches and access more than 1,500 ATM locations in New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, and Delaware. For more information about M &T Bank visit


PNC Bank has opened its new Falls Church branch location at 402 W. Broad Street under the management of Alex Mereish. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. ( is one of the nation's largest diversified financial services organizations providing consumer and business banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management; asset management; and global fund services. For more information visit


Road Runner Sports, the “World’s Largest Running Store” will be opening a Falls Church store in the first quarter of 2008. The new retailer will be located where Offenbacher Pool & Patio is currently located at 1120 W. Broad Street. Road Runner Sports offers shoes and apparel on its website and through its retail outlets in California, Washington, and Colorado and coming soon to Ohio, Oregon, Arizona, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. The stores include a “Running Analysis Center”, a “Perfect Fit Guarantee”, a large selection and the opportunity to join the Run America Club. Offenbacher, which is offering clearance prices throughout the store, will close October 31. For more information about Road Runner Sports, visit


Pie-tanza, offering wood-fired pizza and subs, be opening a Falls Church restaurant in the first quarter of 2008. Pie-tanza serves gourmet wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza, fresh oversized salads, authentic Italian entrees, hot and cold subs and beer and wine on premise. The restaurant’s location at 2503B N. Harrison St. Arlington was named one of AOL Cityguide’s top 10 Family Friendly restaurants in the DC area. The Falls Church restaurant will be located in the West Falls Plaza at 1216 W. Broad Street in the space vacated by Pizza Hut. For more information about the restaurant, visit  For information about the nearby space recently vacated by the KFC, contact Federal Realty at 1-800-658-8980.


Vintage This and That Furniture has filed for a building permit with the City of Falls Church for the commercial space recently vacated by M&M Floors in the West End Plaza at 1075 W. Broad Street. For information about this space or the vacant commercial space next door call 301-652-2302.


Businesses interested in leasing commercial space in the City of Falls Church can access information quickly and easily by visiting the City’s website at, clicking on Economic Development, and then clicking on Programs and Services. For more information about the space available or to learn more about the programs provided by the City’s economic development office call 703-248-5491.


Correction: The new director of community relations for Sunrise of Falls Church is Myra Gourley. Her name was misspelled in last week’s Business News & Notes. Ms. Gourley can be reached at or 703-534-2700. Sunrise is located at 330 N. Washington Street. For more information, visit